Everson Pre College Academy
July 8-19, Monday-Friday
9am-4pm (1 hour break for lunch)
$480 Members | $600 Non-Members
|July 8||Foundations of Drawing||Ceramics|
|July 9||Foundations of Drawing||Ceramics|
|July 10||Foundations of Drawing||Ceramics|
|July 11||Foundations of Drawing||Architecture|
|July 12||Foundations of Drawing||Architecture|
|July 15||Foundations of Painting||Sculpture|
|July 16||Foundations of Painting||Sculpture|
|July 17||Foundations of Painting||Metalwork & Jewelry|
|July 18||Foundations of Painting||Metalwork & Jewelry|
|July 19||Foundations of Painting||Art show set up & reception|
Foundations of Drawing & Design: Learn about the elements of art and design in this foundation level course. Students will strengthen their observational skills by drawing from life through a variety of topics such as still life, perspective, and the human figure. These topics are fundamental for developing a portfolio for college admission and will provide students with the groundwork needed for further artistic studies.
Ceramics: Students will experiment with both functional and sculptural approaches to clay using the Everson’s renowned ceramics collection as a source of education and inspiration. Students will learn about basic construction with hand-building techniques as well as surface decoration, glazing, and kiln firing.
Foundations of Painting: Students will strengthen their composition skills by drawing on knowledge from their Foundations of Drawing & Design class to learn the basics of painting. Projects will broaden knowledge of color theory and give students the chance to experiment with different methods of paint application.
Architecture: Students will investigate scale, form, and spatial relationships as they uncover the basics of architecture through both lectures and hands on projects. This introductory course will use the Everson Museum itself as an opportunity for learning as it was designed by world renowned architect I.M. Pei. Students will develop drawing and model making skills through project based assignments as they learn about the built environment.
Metalwork & Jewelry Making: Students will translate their 2D skills from their Foundations of Drawing & Design course into 3D works of art. This class will introduce the basics of metalwork and jewelry making through various demonstrations of techniques. Students may work on either jewelry projects or sculptural, non-functional designs.
Sculpture: Students will practice the basics of 3D art by learning about elements and principles such as mass, form, balance, and texture while working with a variety of tools.
Critiques and Exhibitions:
Critiques: Students will participate in critiques throughout the program. Critiques are an essential way to build communication skills as well as encourage students to think critically and make more informed decisions about their work.
Final Exhibition: Students will have an opportunity to invite family and friends to view their work in a final exhibition on the last day of the program. Light refreshments will be provided.
If you have questions or would like to register, please contact Caitlin Albright, Education Coordinator, at or 315.474.6064 x323. Needs-based scholarships are available on a limited basis. Contact Caitlin for information.